The benefits to cancer patients and their families of close working with partners such as Macmillan were highlighted by our cancer care staff at a recent virtual conference organised by the Oncology Nursing Society. They featured in a workshop entitled ‘Evolving roles in the changing workforce’ which was part-chaired by Sandra Campbell, NHS Forth Valley’s Nurse Consultant Cancer and Palliative Care.
Speakers included Jane Niblo, a local Macmillan Community Care Nurse, Helen Upfold, Clinical Nurse Specialist and Shirley Ann Stewart who is a healthcare support worker with Macmillan in Forth Valley.
Sandra Campbell said: “I was so proud of them and especially for Shirley Ann and the role she has as a healthcare support worker. Our workshop demonstrated the benefit of the different roles and the added value of collaborative working between Clinical Nurse specialists, the Macmillan One-to-One team and others. This joint approach works so well for patients and those affected by cancer.”